Published on May 15th, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
VW Golf GTI Turns 35 Years And Gets 235bhp
Happy birthday Golf GTI and to celebrate this iconic product’s birthday, a 35th anniversary model of the Golf GTI has been developed for sale starting this June in Europe. In Germany, from May 12th orders started for this anniversary model offered under the “Edition 35” label. However no news yet from VW Malaysia on its possible sale here where the GTI now has a very strong following with all ages.
Since the debut of the first Golf GTI in 1976, this sporty Volkswagen has enjoyed an uninterrupted history of success spanning 35 years. The GTI has long become a car with cult appeal as well as an independent brand. Milestone GTI anniversaries have always been celebrated with exclusive special models. Volkswagen now continues in this tradition with the Golf GTI Edition 35: its coherent design approach combines classic GTI elements with features specially created for the Edition 35. Not only does the front bumper glisten in a new design; the car’s exterior and interior showcase the special model’s exclusivity as well. The “35” signature appears on the wing panels, door sill plates, head restraints and centre seat panel. The highly equipped concept, with its love for details, is also crowned by a high-end metal key ring in action styling. Along with customised features, the special model also promises more driving fun with power increased from 210 to 235 PS compared to the production model.
This should make VW tuning houses in Malaysia quite worried as most of their stage1 tuning is rated at 235 PS with the VW warranty in question. Therefore buyers of this anniversary model will get great value assuming its selling price in Malaysia does not cross beyond RM245,000.
The Golf GTI Edition 35 celebrates its world debut at the legendary GTI Meet at Wörthersee to be held from June 1st to 4th. Volkswagen will also be showing other well-known GTI anniversary models at this event, such as the Edition 20 and Edition 30. The anniversary model we hope will arrive in Malaysia in coming months.